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Native Plants for Mason Bees

KMS Native Plants is very excited to be a mason bee rancher this year. Mason bees are a small but very important early pollinator that rely on early blooming plants like our native trees and shrubs.


For all the information you need on the adorable mason bee, please go to the Blossom Meadow Farm website at https://blossommeadow.com/mason-bees/.


If you are interested in becoming a bee rancher too, please contact Laura Klahre as soon as possible at LAURA@BLOSSOMMEADOW.COM (pickup date is the weekend of March 25th)

Trees:

Acer negundo (Boxelder)

Acer pensylvanicum (Snakebark Maple)

Acer rubrum (Red Maple)

Acer saccharinum (Silver Maple)

Acer saccharum (Sugar Maple)

Cercis canadensis (Eastern Redbud)

Prunus serotina (Wild Cherry)

Prunus virginiana (Chokecherry)

Quercus alba (White Oak)

Quercus coccinea (Scarlet Oak)

Quercus ilicifolia (Bear Oak)

Quercus macrocarpa (Bur Oak)

Quercus palustris (Pin Oak)

Quercus phellos (Willow Oak)

Quercus rubra (Red Oak)

Quercus velutina (Black Oak)

Salix discolor (Pussy Willow)

Salix pumila var. pumila (Prairie Willow)

Sassafras albidum (Sassafras)


Shrubs:

Amelanchier canadensis (Serviceberry)

Amelanchier laevis (Allegheny Serviceberry)

Arctostaphyllos uva ursi (Bearberry)

Aronia arbutifolia (Red Chokeberry)

Aronia melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry)

Cornus alternifolia (Pagoda Dogwood)

Cornus amomum (Silky Dogwood)